I was recently at my alma mater Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and at my favorite photojournalism school, VisCom. The School of Visual Communication at O.U. is one of the best in the country and they have faculty with professional experience from all avenues of visual media.
One of the assistant professors at the school has been the shadow with a camera with President Barack Obama since Obama was starting his first term as the U.S. Senator from Illinois. Pete Souza was a staffer at the Chicago Tribune at the time and somewhere down the road to the White House a publisher approached Souza with the idea of a book which became The Rise of Barack Obama.
Well, it turns out, four years later, Souza is the Chief White House photographer and has made images from the first 100 days of the Obama presidency available on Flickr. You can see them by clicking here.
The great thing about these photos is they aren't the small web versions that are available at most news sites. Some of the photos are very large files and they have a limited copyright.
I have included some of the images below, but if you have some time look through the rest of the gallery.